Adam LaRoche lifts Nationals past Rockies, but Ryan Zimmerman leaves with leg injury

Ryan Zimmerman sat in the dirt just past first base at Coors Field, facing another potential crossroads in a season already marked by too many of them. Zimmerman had played through a degenerative shoulder, broken his thumb, changed positions and returned to the old position that tormented him. Now, in the sixth inning Tuesday night, he grabbed his right leg and waited for the trainer...
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Photo: Canadian magazine imagines Bryce Harper in Expos uniform

In the latest edition of Sportsnet, which features a ton of "what if" content as part of an alternative history in sports, the Canadian magazine pictures Bryce Harper in a Montreal Expos uniform.In Sportsnet's imaginary sports world, Harper plays for the Expos because the magazine believes the outfielder would have still been chosen by the same franchise. You may remember...
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Ryan Zimmerman leaves game with strained right hamstring

The Washington Nationals may have been dealt a serious blow, as Ryan Zimmerman exited the sixth inning of their 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies with what is initially being called a right hamstring strain. And it doesn’t look good. Right hamstring strain for Ryan Zimmerman. MRI tomorrow. "It's concerning," Williams said. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) July 23...
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Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman exits with strained hamstring

Nationals manager Matt Williams announced after Tuesday night's 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who pulled up in the sixth inning while running out an RBI grounder (video below), has a strained right hamstring and will undergo an MRI Wednesday morning. Williams described the injury as "concerning," and compared it to a similar...
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Washington 7, Colorado 4; 22 July 2014 (Washington 55-43, Colorado 40-60)

Photo Credit: ca.sports.yahoo.com After taking Monday’s series opener at Coors Field, the Nationals looked to take a second straight game on this road trip. The Rockies were looking to break a six-game losing streak. Colorado got more bad news on Tuesday, when all-star Troy Tulowitzki went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hip flexor (retroactive to 19 July). The...
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Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman exits game with leg injury

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman pulled up while running out an RBI grounder in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies (video below). Zimmerman, who is hitting .326/.394/.539 with three homers and 20 RBI in the last 24 games, walked off the field under his own power. Danny Espinosa came in to pinch run and play second base with Anthony ...
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Desmond and Rendon have kept the Nats offense

Ian Desmond Nationals – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The Washington Nationals offense is at full strength,  meaning they have all their players in the right positions in the lineup spots that they want them at. This wasn’t always the case. The Nats have dealt with injuries to Ryan Zimmerman (broken thumb), Bryce Harper (Torn ligament in left thumb), Adam LaRoche (Quad)...
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Fans Turns Beard Into Washington Nationals Logo (Photo)

I find this beard nothing short of awesome, I just wonder what his girlfriend thinks about it. H/T: Sporting News
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Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’ beard says it will look more refined’ at game (pic)

Washington Nationals fan Eric Brooks made some hairy waves on the Internet and started the timer on his 15 minutes of fame when a photo he posted to Instagram showcasing his insanely awesome curly “W” beard went viral. Brooks, a transplanted Nats fan living in Colorado, announced that he would be proudly sporting the incredible […] The post Nationals fan with insane curly ‘W’...
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Aaron Barrett, Doug Fister lift Nationals to 7-2 win over Rockies

The conditions at Coors Field, like mud on a horse track or dim lighting at a bar, can equalize mismatched contestants. High altitude and vast expanses of outfield grass ensure even the most motley outfit will stumble into one ripe opportunity, one chance to send a game-altering hit hurtling through the thin Rocky Mountain air. Monday night, the teams with the best and worst records...
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Photo: Washington Nationals Fan Grows Crazy Beard

Sports fans love themselves some crazy beards, and this latest one from a Washington Nationals fan may top the list. Take a look: (@Darrenrovell) The post Photo: Washington Nationals Fan Grows Crazy Beard appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Lucas Frankel.
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Ian Desmond's five-hit night (Video)

Up above, video of all five of Ian Desmond's hits last night in Denver. Pretty nice little Monday for Desmond (5-5, HR, 2 RBI). Nationals the beat Rockies 7-2, take over sole possession of first place in the NL East with the win and a Braves loss.
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Desmond helps power Nats to 7-2 win over Rockies

The Washington Nationals hammered Colorado Rockies’ pitching for thirteen hits and seven runs on the way to a 7-2 series opening win for the Nats.  Five of those thirteen hits came from SS Ian Desmond. Desmond went 5 for 5 at the plate and scored 3 runs while driving in 2 runs, factoring into five of the Nationals seven runs.   One of those hits was Desmond’s 17th home run...
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Jul 23

Even the great Stephen Strasburg gets beaten down by Coors Field’s might! Over the last three years the Rockies have an OPS about 150 points greater at home than on the road, so while the strikeouts will probably be there, so will the risk. Steamer pegs Kyle Lohse for a 4.31 ERA rest of season, which surprises me since he currently has a 3.16 ERA and his highest ERA over the last...
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Washington 7, Colorado 2; 21 July 2014 (Washington 54-43, Colorado 40-59)

Photo Credit: greenwichtime.com After taking two of three at home against Milwaukee over the weekend. the Nationals headed out on a 9-game road trip. First stop is Denver on Monday, to oppose the Rockies. Colorado has been struggling lately (6-23 since mid-June). In addition, the Rockies would miss two mainstays on Monday. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is day-to-day with a sore...
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Desmond leads Nationals past Rockies

Washington 7, Colorado 2 When: 8:40 PM ET, Monday, July 21, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 91° Umpires: Home – Chris Conroy, 1B – Jerry Meals, 2B – Paul Emmel, 3B – Jordan Baker Attendance: 33082 By SportsDirect Inc. Nationals 7, Rockies 2: Ian Desmond highlighted a 5-for-5 effort with a two-run homer to lead Washington to a win in the first of three...
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Nationals Fan Sports ‘Curly W’ Beard

Are you the Nationals No. 1 fan? Before you answer that, Eric Brooks, a former Rockville, Md. resident, may want to challenge your thoughts. The Nationals fan will be in attendance of the Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game Monday at Coors Field. It won’t be hard to find him, as he will be the fan rocking this cool beard: “Going to the Washington Nationals vs. Colorado...
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Washington Nationals Fan Has The Most Impressive Beard

Shouldn’t be too hard to spot this guy if you’re going to tonight’s Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game. Eric Brooks, the owner of the amazing beard, listed on his Instagram page that he’s an “assistant brewer at Black Bottle Brewery, Illustrator, avid beardsman and huge washington sports fan.” Well done, Eric, well done. [Instagram] The post Washington Nationals...
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Former Detroit Tiger Ryan Perry Released by the Washington Nationals

The Detroit Tigers’ former closer of the future Ryan Perry failed as a starter with the Washington Nationals and was released by the team today. The Nats released RHP Ryan Perry, whom they acquired from the Tigers a few years ago. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) July 21, 2014 In three years with the Tigers Perry went 5-6 with a 4.07 ERA. Perry threw incredibly hard, but constantly...
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Washington Nationals Fan Has The Most Epic Team Beard

This Washington Nationals fan has the most epic team beard. It's a beard's beard.
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Bryce Harper unveils new "stack and jack" batting stance, hair style

And so, Bryce Harper introduced a new hair style and a new batting stance in his return from the All-Star break. Let's just call the batting stance "stack and jack" and the hair cut "jack and stack" for simplicity. Via Washington Post: Harper returned for the second half with a new batting stance, a change he revealed Friday afternoon during batting practice...
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Spanning for SAGNOF Gold

Washington, D.C. has two Spans. If you like politics and live footage of people walking around in suits on a video feed, then C-SPAN (2:43) is your best bet in the capital city. If you prefer players who can help you win some fantasy leagues, than you better go with D-SPAN. Denard Span is currently owned in less than 50% of ESPN fantasy leagues but he's got as many steals as...
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Jayson Werth's walkoff double (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Go ahead, enjoy the video above of Jayson Werth's walkoff double on Sunday to seal a 2-1 series victory over the Brewers. See 'em again in October? The other best part of the celebration was when Werth attempted to fly out of the stadium with Jerry Hairston on his back. (Screencap via MLB.com/MASN video)
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Bryce Harper Tagged Out At 1st Base After Slide Comes Up Short

Out. Very out. http://t.co/RULTvvzFZb — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 20, 2014 Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper had what may be the most embarrassing moment of his young career on Sunday. He took a solid leadoff, but his slide came up very, very short. Pretty reminiscent of Willie Mays Hayes. [@MLBGIFs] The post Bryce Harper Tagged Out At 1st Base After Slide Comes Up Short appeared...
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Washington Nationals: Looking forward the second half

The second half of the Major League Baseball has already began in more ways than one. The 81 game mark was passed a couple of weeks ago, and each team has played one series since finishing the all-star break. However, the future for the Washington Nationals and every other MLB team hangs in the balance as division races are tight and the trade deadline is upcoming. Washington currently...
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